A pest has taken up residence in our home and started to multiply itself through out our dwelling. At the beginning it was hardly a bother, even laughter encouraged its occupancy. Besides, who wanted to extinguish with heavy chemicals, we are trying to live with less chemicals. As we turned our heads, the pest believed it was invisible. We had encouraged it by purchasing "how to books" for increasing its productivity, even though it was a joke.
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However, it has been so productive and I am quite sure this isn't what God meant in Genesis when he said, "be fruitful and multiply". We are now having to engage in chemical warfare to rid this pest from our home.
It has devoured our dreams, our productivity, our health, our education, our money and our relationships. It was so easily allowed to take over our home that we may not know who we are without it. BUT IT IS TIME TO GO!
The head needs to come off this pest and our home needs to learn to keep it away!
- Weight Excuses
- Exercise Excuses
- Romance Excuses
- Lack-of-Excellence-in-Education Excuses
- Not-Serving Excuses
- Money Excuses
- This list could take a whole page so I will stop - it has invaded every area of life
In order for us to want a change, we have to hate the thing that needs to be changed more than the change it will take to get rid of it. I went to some sources on Excuses....I wanted to become sick of excuses.
Dictionary definition - A reason or explanation put forward to defend or justify a fault
Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure - Don Wilden
Excuses are the tools with which persons without purpose in view build for themselves great monuments of nothing. - Steven Grayham
A lie is an excuse guarded . - Jonathan Swift
We excuse our sloth under the pretext of difficulty. - Marcus Quintilian
He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else. - Benjamin Franklin
(now that one really makes me want to get rid of our pest)
The bottom line....it comes to destroy what God intended in our life. We become robbed, dissatisfied, apathetic and lifeless.
DEU 30:11 Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach.
"But Lord," Gideon asked, "how can I save Israel? My clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my family."I found myself with others in the scripture, which were there for my example. My extermination will be coated in prayer, because fleshing it out will not bring death to something that has been so easily welcomed into our home. We will need His strength and being girded up in His Word. There is also no condemnation for those in Christ, so I am not walking in condemnation, but conviction. I will now grab my RAID and spray the pest of EXCUSES!Do you need a can of RAID for some pest in your home? (I am not asking you to answer)